Being Active Post-transplant

Being Healthy and Active is an essential component in the development of all children. It helps young people gain essential skills such as teamwork and communication as well as develop personal skills such as confidence and leadership.

The benefits of participating in sport for young transplant recipients has been researched worldwide, with the following benefits highlighted:

  • Improved fitness
  • Builds confidence and leadership
  • Strenthens bones
  • Promote teamwork
  • Improves communication skills
  • Provides a fun platform to interact with other youth
  • Promotes a positive attitude

The WTGF encourages both participating in group sports and individual movement to get you, our youth, moving and active.

“Sports are the greatest tool we have in today’s society to help children develop positive character traits and lilfe values” Greg Bach (Vice President of Communications for the National Alliance for Youth Sports)

A wide range of physical activity at any age is encouraged.

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) recently published a new 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth in order to encourage them to “Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit”

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